Rotary clubs across Surrey and Sussex have formed a partnership with the Royal Surrey Charity to raise funds to purchase the high-tech equipment needed at the expanded surgical facilites at the hospital – the Cut Out Cancer campaign. They are calling on the local community to back the campaign, which will help transform cancer care in Surrey, Sussex and the South East.

Cut Out Cancer aims to fund the purchase of high-tech equipment including a £2.5million surgical robot at the hospital. This will allow more accurate and complex surgeries to take place, meaning faster recovery times and improved patient experience. Specialist surgical tables which move with the robots are also needed, as well as other state-of-the-art equipment.

Why we need your support
The Royal Surrey is the regional cancer centre for Surrey, Sussex and beyond covering around 3 million people. The cancer centre is the fourth largest in the UK with a national and international reputation. It has world-leading expertise across all of the major specialities and a long-term history of innovation and improvement. However, the theatre facilities are over 50 years old and do not provide enough capacity to meet the current demand, let alone the expected increase arising from an ageing population.

NHS England has agreed the £41million budget to fund the expansion of the theatres – but this will not cover the costs of the high-tech equipment. The investment will mean 7,000 more operations can take place each year (an increase of 35%). The improved facilities will encourage more world-leading surgeons to work at the hospital, resulting in further improvements to patient outcomes, better knowledge-sharing and the development of improved surgical techniques.

There are a number of ways you can help Cut Out Cancer:

Make a donation today
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Take part in an event

2nd May 2024 – Golf Day at the West Surrey Golf Club. Get the campaign off the tee and enter a team. Email

4th May 2024 – Spring Fair and Dog Parade at the Burys Field, Godalming.

Rotary will be at many events in Haslemere over the summer including the Charter Fair on 6th May 2024 and the Classic Car Show on 26th May 2024.

Rotary will be organising events during the summer including the Duck Race on Gostrey Meadows on 27th April and the Festival of Speed on 2nd June, come along and find out more about the campaign. Why not enter the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon on 8th September and get sponsored to help support us?

Organise an event
If you would like to organise a fundraising event to help Cut Out Cancer, get in touch and we can support you. Please email

With your support, we can Cut Out Cancer.

To find out more, take part in the campaign or to donate, please visit